Job Overview

Summary

If you like remote and rugged conditions, extended travel and overnight camping, then becoming a wildland firefighter may be for you. The National Park Service is looking for temporary employees to work on a variety of wildland firefighting crews. Work may include working as a crew member on any of the following types of crews: Helitack (helicopter) and Fire Engine crew. For more information on Crew Types, click here.

Positions at the GS-5 level have been identified as one of the key fire management positions under the Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) Standard. This position has been categorized as a Senior Firefighter (SFF), and is subject to meeting the minimum qualification standards for IFPM prior to being placed into the position. Detailed information regarding IFPM positions can be found at the IFPM website by clicking here.

First Consideration Date: 
The following location will begin to consider applicants prior to the closing date of the announcement. You must apply on or before the date indicated below to receive first consideration for the location you are interested in. Thereafter, applications may be considered as needed by location; during the open period of the announcement:

12/17/2013
Grand Canyon, AZ (Grand Canyon NP)

You may be located at the South Rim which is hiring Engines and Helitack crews or North Rim is hiring Engine crews.

For information on the National Park Service's (NPS) fire program, please visit their website at: National Park Service (NPS) - Includes positions at National Parks (NP) and National Monuments (NM).

For contacts and information regarding housing availability visit Fire Contacts on the DOI Fire Jobs website and select Arizona.

Duties

A Wildland Firefighter Trainee (GS-03, Range/Forestry Aid) is a member of an engine or helitack crew; performs assignments as a firefighter in developing a working knowledge of fire suppression and fuels management techniques, practices, and terminology; may assist trained personnel in more specialized assignments such as backfire and burnout, mobile and stationary engine attack; and construction of helispots.

A Wildland Firefighter (GS-04 Range/Forestry Technician) is a skilled firefighter crew member on engine or helitack crew. May be assigned to carry out specialized assignments such as tree falling, backfire, and burnout operations; utilizes a variety of specialized tools, equipment and techniques while actively managing wildfires. May be required to operate light vehicles and 4X4s.

A Wildland Firefighter (GS-05 Range/Forestry Technician) is a senior wildland firefighter; on either a  wildland fire engine crew or a helitack crew; gathers and considers information on weather data, topography, fuel types and fire behavior in responding to wildland fire incidents. May be required to operate light vehicles and 4X4s.